Wi-Fi and DLNA Servers

Your Oculus Quest 2 or Quest requires a Wi-Fi connection to use and access most features and content.

To connect from your Oculus Quest 2 or Quest:

  1. Press oculus icon on your right Touch controller to pull up your universal menu.

  2. Select Settings then select Wi-Fi.

  3. Select the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to then enter the Wi-Fi password.

  4. Select Connect.

To connect to Wi-Fi from your Oculus mobile app:

  1. Turn on your headset and open the Oculus mobile app.

  2. Tap Devices then tap the headset that you are currently using

  3. Tap Wi-Fi then tap the new Wi-Fi network you want to connect to and enter the password.

If you experience trouble connecting your headset to Wi-Fi, try these troubleshooting tips.

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If you're having trouble with your Quest 2 not detecting or connecting to Wi-Fi during the initial setup, check out these initial setup troubleshooting steps.

If you receive an error while trying to connect to Wi-Fi, you may need to connect your Oculus Quest 2 or Quest to another Wi-Fi network. Some possible causes for Wi-Fi issues with your headset include:

  • Captive Portals: A captive portal is a web page that prompts you to interact with it before connecting you to the internet. These are commonly used by public Wi-Fi networks in businesses, airports, hotels, and other venues that offer free Wi-Fi hotspots. This type of network will not work to setup your Quest 2 or Quest, but may work after your initial setup.

  • Weak signal: If your Wi-Fi network signal is weak, your headset may not see it. Try moving closer to the router (internet connection device), or switching to another Wi-Fi network that has a stronger signal.

  • Incorrect password: Make sure that you have entered your Wi-Fi password correctly. Try disconnecting from the network, reconnecting, and reentering your Wi-Fi password.

To change the Wi-Fi network your Oculus Quest 2 or Quest is connected to from your phone:

  1. Turn on your Quest 2 or Quest and open the Oculus app on your phone.

  2. Tap Devices from the bottom menu.

  3. Tap the headset that you are currently using.

  4. Tap Wi-Fi.

  5. Tap the new Wi-Fi network you’d like to connect to and enter the password, if prompted.

  6. Tap Connect to Wi-Fi.

To change the Wi-Fi network your Quest 2 or Quest is connected to from your headset:

  1. Press oculus icon on your right Touch controller to pull up your universal menu.

  2. Select .

  3. Select Device.

  4. Select Wi-Fi.

  5. Select the Wi-Fi network you'd like to connect to.

  6. If prompted, enter the password for the Wi-Fi network you'd like to connect to.

  7. Select Connect.

To troubleshoot Wi-Fi issues using RouteThis Helps:

You can use RouteThis Helps, an app for your iOS or Android phone or tablet, to help diagnose your Wi-Fi issues.

  1. Download RouteThis Helps app on your iOS or Android phone or tablet.

  2. Open RouteThis Helps app and tab Begin.

  3. Enter the code FBRL.

  4. Stand within 6 feet of your Oculus Headset and tap Next, then tap Network Scan.

    • The scan takes about 2 minutes. Keep the app open while the scan is running.

  5. When the scan finishes, you will see a screen displaying your Wi-Fi speed result. Tap Improve Device Performance and follow the instructions in the app.

If you still can't connect to Wi-Fi, please contact Oculus Support. In the top right of the RouteThis Helps app, find Your Key and include the code in your Oculus Support request.

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To find the MAC address for your Oculus Quest 2 or Quest:

  • Open the Oculus companion app on your phone.

  • Tap Settings and then select your headset from the drop-down menu.

  • Select More Settings and then select About this Headset.

You should now see your MAC address listed on your phone.

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Note: This feature is not currently available on Oculus Quest 2.

Using a DLNA or Home Streaming server, like Plex, you can share video, music and pictures from a storage device, like a computer or media player, to your Oculus Quest, without using additional storage space on your headset. Home Streaming servers can be connected to your Quest using Gallery.

To connect a Home Streaming server:

  1. Turn on your your DLNA supported device and connect it to your local Wi-Fi network.

  2. Enable DLNA on your DLNA supported device.

    • On Windows, turn on Media Streaming from the Network and Sharing Center in your Control Panel.

    • On Mac, you'll need to install a third party media server, like Plex.

  3. Turn on your Oculus Quest and put on your headset.

  4. Make sure your Oculus Quest headset is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your DLNA supported device.

  5. From your Home menu select Library then select Oculus Gallery.

  6. Select the Media Server you'd like to connect to from the Sources menu.

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